Tag Archives | Badra

ALE Wins Lifting Contract at Zubair

By John Lee. UK-based heavy transport and installation contractor ALE has been awarded the DGS Zubair Oil Field Project. The project scope comprises heavy haulage, engineering and installation services. The DGS project has already commenced and ALE has received several shipments at Umm Qasr Port. A number of cranes, with a capacity ranging from 200t to […]

Gazprom: Badra Production Doubled

By Robert Tollast. Russia’s Gazprom Neft has announced that production at the Badra field in Wasit province is close to double last year’s production, now reaching 28,000 bpd. Gazprom Neft’s commercial production and exports at Badra started in September last year, after the company signed a contract to develop the field in January 2010, as […]

Gazprom Neft gets First Batch of Iraq Oil

Gazprom Neft, the operator of the Badra field development project, has received the first batch of Kirkuk grade oil from the Iraqi government. The crude oil has been given to the company in compensation for its investment in the field development. 500 thousand barrels (about 70 thousand tonnes) of oil was delivered in the first […]

Gazprom Neft to Conduct Seismic Survey

Gazprom Neft is to conduct a 2D seismic survey on the south-eastern section of the Halabja block. The technical equipment and personnel required for the survey are currently being transferred from the south-western section, where the company has already successfully completed a survey spanning 225 linear km. 2D seismic surveys covering approximately 870 linear km […]

Gazprom Starts Oil Deliveries from Badra

By John Lee. Russia’s Gazprom Neft, the operator of the Badra oil field (pictured) in Iraq, has announced that first oil from the field is now being delivered to Iraq’s main pipeline system for transfer to the export terminal in Basra, on the Persian Gulf. Current deliveries from Badra to the pipeline stand at over […]

Gazprom Begins Production at Badra

By Patrick M Schmidt. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has announced that Gazprom Neft, a division of the Russian state-owned Gazprom, had begun production at Badra oilfield in the eastern province of Wasit. “Oil flow from Badra has started on Monday to fill the oilfield storages in preparing to feed the export,” said Ministry of […]

Gazprom Neft Begins Production at Badra

On 31 May, Gazprom Neft began production at the Badra oilfield in Iraq. The central gathering station (CGS) is currently undergoing complex testing of its crude oil processing system. Testing will be completed in three months once enough oil has been accumulated for commercial production to begin. The Badra field will then be ready to […]

Iran Announce Work at Azar-Badra Field

By John Lee. Iran have announced that drilling will begin next year at the Azar oil field, which is known as Badra on the Iraqi side of the border. On the Iraqi side, Badra is operated by Gazprom Neft. Saying that initial activity should yield some 30,000 bpd with a later target of 65,000 bpd, […]

Stirling Group Trains Young Iraqi Firemen

August 2013 saw the start of a new recruitment drive in the south-eastern Wassit Province, when Health, Safety, Security and Environment service provider, Stirling Group, was contracted to recruit, train and run a dedicated Fire Service to the Gazprom-operated Badra oil field. Over 400 local Iraqis between the age of 18 and 30 were chosen […]

Gazprom Connects Badra to Main Pipeline

Gazprom Neft has completed laying, testing and connecting a 165 km oil pipeline from the Badra field, which the Company operates in Iraq, to the Gharraf oilfield (Nasiriyah district, Iraq). With infrastructure already in place at Gharraf, completion of the pipeline from Badra means that the field is now connected to the main Iraqi pipeline […]

Gazprom Raises Cost Estimate For Iraq Field

Russia’s Gazprom Neft has increased its estimated costs for the Badra oil field to about US $3 billion, reports Bloomberg, citing a bond prospectus recently issued by its parent company. The company had previously forecast costs at about $2 billion. The field is being developed by Gazprom as lead partner (30% stake), along with Korea’s […]

Bristol VMD Delivers Emergency Vehicles to Iraq

Abu Dhabi’s Bristol Vehicle Manufacturing Division (Bristol VMD) has announced it has rolled out seven new fire-fighting and emergency response vehicles as part of a multimillion-dollar contract with Russia’s Gazprom Neft. ConstructionWeekOnline reports that the new fleet of vehicles — five oilfield fire-fighting vehicles, one rescuer and pollution-control vehicle, and a water and foam support trailer […]